Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS Review – Bangkok Weekend

Having finished up in Hong Kong with the Red Bull Illume event last year, I set off for a couple of weeks in Cambodia.  It turns out that the easiest way to get into Cambodia from Hong Kong is to fly to Bangkok first and then take a train to the Cambodian border from there.  On that trip I had the opportunity to take a few pieces of equipment with me for testing and review purposes, one of which was the Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM. This lens’ do-it-all focal range makes it a popular choice for travel photography …

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LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt Drive Review

LaCie’s Rugged drives have been around for many years and this year they introduced a new variation that has a built-in Thunderbolt cable.  I’ve used Rugged drives my whole career and I needed a new drive so I picked one of these up before a recent kayaking/wildlife photography expedition.  The drive is available as both an SSD or a 5400rpm hard drive.  The SSD comes either as a 250GB or 500GB drive whilst the hard drive version ups that capacity to either 1TB or 2TB.  I often need a lot of disk space when I’m on the road so I …

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MindShift Rotation 180 Trail – First Look

Note: This bag is no longer manufactured. For its closest replacement in the MindShift Gear range, please read my review of the new MindShift Rotation 22L backpack. MindShift Gear has just launched a new pack in their Rotation 180 lineup, the Trail. I’ve had one of these packs for a few days now so I’ve put together an exclusive first look video which you can watch below. The Trail is a lightweight 16L pack designed for outdoor adventures with a minimalist camera setup. Many readers will be familiar with the Rotation 180 series, but if not, you might also want to …

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Upcoming Adventure With A Ton Of Gear To Test

Most of you will probably have figured out by now that I enjoy testing out new photography gear and sharing my experiences.  One thing that I really wanted to do when I started Shutter Muse was to approach gear reviews in a different way to a lot of other people.  I want to make sure that when I’m testing things, I’m out shooting photos in real world situations, not just in or around a studio.  Reviews like the Canon 200-400 one have proven to me that this is something people want to see since this is the #1 search result …

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Wacom Intuos Review – Portable Pen Tablet

The Wacom Intuos is a small portable pressure sensitive pen tablet that makes working in Photoshop and other similar applications a breeze. This version is under $70, the cheapest one that Wacom produce. Find out how it stands up to professional use.